My Biography

Welcome to How to Cope with Pain.

I’m a Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice for 22 years in Pennsylvania.  I have a private practice, working mostly with patients in chronic pain.  I also teach psychiatry residents and do research in chronic pain.  My guiding principle in practicing as a physician is to help patients in all areas of their lives – medical, psychological and spiritual.  Chronic pain is a challenge to your spirit, but a challenge that can always be faced and your situation improved.

I also know the challenge of chronic pain first-hand, having experienced a chronic pain condition myself for many years.  Thankfully, my situation has improved, though is hasn’t been cured.  I use my personal understanding of what it’s like to live with chronic pain in my work as a pain management physician.